—  District  —
Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberfranken
Capital Bayreuth
 • Total 1,273 km2 (492 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 106,102
 • Density 83/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration BT

Bayreuth is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It surrounds, but does not include the city of Bayreuth. The district is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Kulmbach, Hof, Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge, Tirschenreuth, Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Amberg-Sulzbach, Nürnberger Land, Forchheim and Bamberg.


The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Bayreuth and Pegnitz, adding the town Gefrees of the former district of Münchberg and the town of Speichersdorf of the former district of Kemnath.


The sources of the White Main and the Red Main are both located in the district. The Red Main rises in the very south in the hills of the Frankish Alb, the White Main has its source in the Fichtelgebirge mountains in the east. Both rivers run to the northwest, but do not meet within the district's borders.

The valley of the Red Main separates the two major geographical regions of the district from each other: the hilly countryside of the Frankish Alb and the much higher Fichtelgebirge.

Coat of arms[]

Coat of arms The arms display the heraldic eagle of the Hohenzollern dynasty together with the white and blue pattern of Bavaria.

Towns and municipalities[]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Berneck
  2. Betzenstein
  3. Creußen
  4. Gefrees
  5. Goldkronach
  6. Hollfeld
  7. Pegnitz
  8. Pottenstein
  9. Waischenfeld
  1. Ahorntal
  2. Aufseß
  3. Bindlach
  4. Bischofsgrün
  5. Eckersdorf
  6. Emtmannsberg
  7. Fichtelberg
  8. Gesees
  9. Glashütten
  10. Haag
  11. Heinersreuth
  12. Hummeltal
  1. Kirchenpingarten
  2. Mehlmeisel
  3. Mistelbach
  4. Mistelgau
  5. Plankenfels
  6. Plech
  7. Prebitz
  8. Schnabelwaid
  9. Seybothenreuth
  10. Speichersdorf
  11. Warmensteinach
  12. Weidenberg


Aufsess1.jpg Schloss Aufseß Aufseß
Eckersdorf-Schloss Fantaisie.JPG Schloss Fantaisie Eckersdorf
Freienfels bei Hollfeld.JPG Schloss Freienfels Hollfeld
Marienplatz Hollfeld 01.JPG Hollfeld Hollfeld
Pegnitz.jpg Pegnitz Pegnitz
Pottenstein-Burg1-Asio.JPG Burg Pottenstein Pottenstein
Teufelshoehle.jpg Teufelshöhle Pottenstein
Tüchersfeld.jpg Tüchersfeld Pottenstein
Waischenfeld-Burg1-Asio.JPG Burg Waischenfeld Waischenfeld
Wiesentfels Schloss.jpg Schloss Wiesentfels Hollfeld


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Coordinates: 49°55′N 11°30′E / 49.92, 11.5